Atlantic Ocean

Bouvet: One of the Most Remote Islands in the World

In 1739 a French captain named Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier discovered a remote island in the South Atlantic Ocean. Named for the French...
Algarve Portugal Anchors

The Anchors of Tavira Island at Algarve, Portugal

For centuries the tuna industry flourished in Algarve, Portugal. Over time fishermen flocked to the coast of Portugal, eventually decimating the tuna population. When...
lighthouse storm

Maritime Tech: A Lighthouse Guide

Lighthouses are a dying breed. Ships feared dark coastlines and relied on lighthouses to keep them safe from dangerous rocks. Today with GPS and...
mary celeste

What Happened to the Mary Celeste?

Merchant vessel Mary Celeste was discovered floating unmanned and abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean on December 4th, 1872. The ship had been at sea...

The Story of the S.S. America

Plans for the S.S. America were laid down under the first Maritime Commission contract on August 22, 1938. The builder was to be the...